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Recent articles by Shannon:

A historic Winston-Salem home is now an in-demand dining spot

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — One of the oldest homes in Winston-Salem is now offering a new dining option for people in the city. Founders Restaurant has quickly become a hot spot since opening in late 2022. It sits inside the historic Shaffner Inn. The home was built right outside Old Salem in 1907. Over the years, […] → Read More

Sand cats get new exhibit at North Carolina Zoo

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — It can be tough to see some of the animals at the North Carolina Zoo. Especially the ones that enjoy a long, afternoon nap! But it’s getting easier, but two of the most popular animals at the zoo are getting a new home. The new exhibit will give guests the chance […] → Read More

Winston-Salem restaurant offers ‘snow globes’ for outdoor dining

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — When temperatures drop during the winter, enjoying dinner outside is not typically an option. An upscale restaurant in WInston-Salem is offering a warm way to eat out under the night sky. The Katharine Brasserie and Bar set up two “snow globes” in the space just outside the restaurant! The globes are […] → Read More

North Carolina man releases cookbook of recipes made while battling ALS

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — When Greg Groce was diagnosed with ALS, he had to quit working immediately. He decided to fill his days cooking and sharing recipes on social media. He created a page on Facebook called Back40Cookin’. Hundreds of people started following it, and restaurants and chefs started reaching out. Greg got eight food sponsors […] → Read More

Viral TikTok puts all eyes on traditional Triad treat at Old Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Moravian cookies are a traditional holiday treat in the Piedmont. The paper-thin sugar cookies and ginger cakes have been made at Old Salem in Winston-Salem for more than 200 years. Now, thanks to a Grandma and TikTok, the cookies have found fame around the world. Old Salem shot a video of one […] → Read More

Go behind the scenes of a cougar physical at the NC Zoo

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — 11,000 animals live at the North Carolina Zoo. Every year the zoo staff must give each one a physical. For large and potentially dangerous animals, it takes careful preparation to keep the staff and animals safe. In this week’s Zoo Filez, Shannon Smith takes us behind the scenes for a cougar exam! → Read More

Meet the North Carolina Zoo’s red ruff lemurs!

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The North Carolina Zoo is home to a number of critically endangered species. Among them are two red ruff lemurs! In this week’s Zoo Filez, Shannon Smith talks about why these two are so important to the zoo’s mission. → Read More

Winter Wonderlights returns for its third year at the Greensboro Science Center

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Winter Wonderlights returns to the Greensboro Science Center for the third year! This holiday season, one million lights are set up in twelve displays with festive and animal-inspired themes. Guests can walk the paths of the outdoor zoo to see the lights and there are several interactive displays and plenty of […] → Read More

Winston-Salem woman competes to be fastest pizza maker

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — We order pizza often because it’s not only delicious, but it’s also fast. At one pizza place in the Triad, an employee can make a large pepperoni pizza in less than one minute! Kallie Daniel has a trophy from a national competition to prove it. Daniel works at Marco’s Pizza in […] → Read More

‘Pretty Woman the Musical’ kicks of Tanger Center’s second season

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The second Broadway season kicks off at the Tanger Center in Greensboro on Tuesday night. ‘Pretty Woman the Musical’ brings the beloved rom-com to life on the stage. There are still tickets available for tonight’s performance. You can find out more on the Tanger Center website or get your tickets through […] → Read More

Traveling art show taking Winston-Salem underwater

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A new traveling art exhibit set up in Winston-Salem will take you underwater! Aquaverse is an immersive black light 3D experience set up right now at ROAR Food Hall and Entertainment Complex, giving people a unique new view of the ocean. The creator uses special paint and black lights to make […] → Read More

Check out these unique works of art at the NC Zoo

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Most people visit the North Carolina Zoo to see animals from around the world. But did you know the zoo is home to a large collection of artworks? In the mid-90s, the zoo launched the Art in the Park program. Guests can now see more than 120 pieces valued at $2.6 million. In today’s Zoo Filez, Shannon Smith shows us a few of the unique pieces. → Read More

Black Magnolia Southern Patisserie is open for business in Revolution Mill

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — We have an update to a FOX8 Foodie story we first brought you in 2020! That year a local baker, Venee Palowski, won a National General Mills recipe contest with her Bourbon Banoffee Pecan Rolls. That win helped her launch her own bakery. Black Magnolia Southern Patisserie Opened late this summer at […] → Read More

Get into a stretch routine at the ‘Stretch Zone’

(WGHP) — As we age, we lose flexibility in our muscles. That usually starts in our mid-30s and continues to decline unless we regularly stretch our muscles. Without stretching, our muscles shorten and tighten, especially if we sit at a desk for long periods of time every day. That puts us at an increased risk […] → Read More

Working hard to make natural habitats for animals at the NC Zoo!

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The North Carolina Zoo is the world’s largest natural habitat zoo. The zoo’s horticulture staff works hard to create natural habitats for all of the animals. In this Zoo Filez, their work really stands out inside the desert dome! → Read More

Greensboro’s Wicked Burgers Taco & Brews is ax-throwin’ good

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — You’ve heard of dinner and a movie, right? What about lunch and axe throwing? You can now give that a try at Wicked Burgers Tacos and Brews. The restaurant just added an axe-throwing space in the parking lot where customers can play games and try to hit a bullseye. Inside, the […] → Read More

Huge new food hall in High Point can satisfy any appetite

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — High Point has a huge new food hall. At 12,000 square feet, Stock and Grain Assembly can hold nine restaurants and two bars. It sits beside the High Point Rockers Baseball Stadium, which will also be home to the newly announced professional soccer team. Currently, five dining options are available in […] → Read More

How NC Zoo staff make sure animals are OK during construction

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Construction is already underway on the largest expansion at the North Carolina Zoo in decades. The Asia habitat will sit in the center of the zoo between the current North America and Africa habitats. While it’s exciting to have new attractions and animals, it also means some growing pains to deal with. In […] → Read More

Let Gate City Provisions take you on a world tour…sandwich style!

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — August is National Sandwich Month! You can celebrate by eating sandwiches from all over the world by stopping by one of the Triad’s newest restaurants. Gate City Provisions opened in June. The owners are long time restaurant owners in Greensboro, previously running Smith Street Diner, Bistro Sophia, and several other spots. […] → Read More

NC Zoo mourns Reilly for World Lion Day

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — This week, zoos around the world celebrated World Lion Day. It was certainly bittersweet for the North Carolina Zoo. They recently lost their male lion, Reilly, who was the oldest of his kind in any zoo in North America. He passed away earlier in the month after a long battle with […] → Read More